The Job of a Merchandiser

Fashion buyers track the latest trends to bring to customers.

Fashion buyers track the latest trends to bring to customers.

Merchandisers work for retail stores promoting sales and tracking the best selling products and top-performing promotions. As a merchandiser, you can be researching everything from fashion brands to toasters, depending on your employer. In large companies this position can be split into visual merchandising, buying and planning, with each have a different role in the company. What they share is acting as a liaison between the design, marketing and management departments to be sure that the items customers are buying remain available and new items coming in will be of interest.



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2016 Salary Information for Sales Managers


About the Author

Grace Bordelon is a public relations professional, teacher and writer. She owns her own boutique public relations firm that specializes in the advertising, gaming and software industries. She also teaches at a major design school for fine artists, commercial artists and graphic designers. Bordelon holds a B.A. in international economics and an M.A. in English from Bard College.

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